I’ll admit I do things in spurts. This is the 24th painting of my short career. I paint what inspires me. These dogs I paint I know about, they are in fact a credit to their race. They have proven to me over and over again that nothing is impossible.
They have no fear of the unknown, for they will blaze a trail without knowing what lies ahead. And they do this because they do not fear failure. Fear of failure is what stops most people from achieving more than they think is possible.
I paint, write, run dogs on the urban highways, and pretty much attempt to do anything that strikes my fancy. Do I fail? Of course I fail at times but that doesn’t stop me from trying again. Failing at something is a marker of where you are in each endeavor. It’s a point in time, not the end of the world.
All creatures dream, it’s what you do with that dream that matters. I know so many people who don’t know who they are, or have some false reality of what they should be. Listen to your dreams for that is what is really inside your heart. Ignore what anyone else thinks you should do or be as a person.
Dreams can move mountains if you’re willing to blaze the unknown trails of life. Take that chance, do what you love no matter the cost. A Siberian is true to themselves first because that is what they are. We are not so true to ourselves as them. We strive to satisfy what others think we should be.
Be what you were meant to be, for you will find much joy regardless of what you have to give up along the trail that gets you there.
Break the box that surrounds you…find your own place in the world. Not the one that others think you should be in.
That’s what a Siberian would do.